Nine Ships Enroll in DOT Tanker Security Program

Privately owned fuel tankers have been added to “military useful” fleet.

The Department of Transportation has accepted the first nine ships into its Tanker Security Program, allowing them to tap the privately owned tanker vessels if the American military needs quick access to oil around the world. Three ships were selected for this first round of enrollment from Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc., Crowley-Stena Marine Solutions, LLC., and Seabulk Tankers, Inc.

“The TSP accomplishes two key maritime sealift objectives: it grows our U.S.-flagged fleet and it significantly expands our ability to deliver vital fuel supplies to support military missions across the globe,” said Maritime Administrator Ann Phillips. “Implementation of the TSP is a significant milestone for [the Maritime Administration] and the U.S. maritime industry.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Administrator Phillips to seek God’s wisdom as she heads the Maritime Administration.
  • For Secretary Buttigieg as he collaborates with defense officials on national security.
  • For U.S. military leaders and personnel deployed and serving around the world.

Sources: Department of Transportation


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